Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “neutral coral cream.” It’s an orange-coral with a hint of pink and a creamy, slightly glossy sheen. MAC Lady at Play is quite a bit darker and more red/pink in comparison. Laura Mercier Tangerine is darker and pinker. MAC Vegas Volt is darker and slightly more orange. MAC Crosswires is darker and pinker.

This shade was fully opaque, and it has a creamier consistency than the other shades–there was a wetness to it that gave it that glossy finish. It applied evenly and easily, and though it was creamier, it didn’t feel any thicker/thinner than the majority of the range. It was the most hydrating shade of the twelve colors released. Style Surge lasted four hours on me when I wore it, and it was incredibly comfortable to wear.

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Style Surge

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Style Surge was the most hydrating shade out of the twelve I tested. It had opaque color payoff, wore for four hours, and applied beautifully.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “light beige cream.” It’s a pale peach with warm undertones and a creamy finish with a natural sheen. MAC To the Future is a touch darker with more brown in it. Giorgio Armani #111 is darker, warmer, and frosted. MAC Woo Me is pinker and glossier. MAC Naturally Eccentric is less warm-toned. MAC The Faerie Glenn is darker. Maybelline Born With It is pinker. Chanel Mythic is sheerer so it appears darker.

It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the color applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency is creamy with enough slip to glide on well without pulling or tugging on the lips while depositing good color payoff in a single pass. There’s enough creaminess, though, that pressing lips together will create little lines–I noticed it more so with this shade than others, which is partially due to the fact that this is a very light shade. Luxe Natural wore three and a half hours on me, and I felt like it wasn’t hydrating but not really drying–neither–but the other hues in the formula have been more hydrating.

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Luxe Natural

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What I liked about it that as the only really pale nude in the range, it's not super, super pale, but it's not too dark, either. It's not a shade everyone will love, but for those who love their pale nudes with some warmth, you'll probably like the color of this one. I do wish the formula was more moisturizing.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “soft warm nude cream.” It’s a darkened peach-beige with a creamy finish and light, natural sheen. MAC Delectable is more matte in finish but very close in color. MAC Freckletone is a smidgen darker. MAC Gotta Dash! has more pink in it.

It’s mostly opaque on lips, and like Glamour Era it had a slightly thicker consistency and definitely looked less “natural” worn on the lips compared to several other shades in the formula. I don’t say that it is heavy or really thick, because it’s not, but it’s not quite as lightweight as some shades in the range. Posh Tone has good color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. It took quite a bit of pressure when I pressed my lips together to see any lines, which was a surprise (a good one!). It wore just under four hours well, and it was lightly hydrating while I wore it.

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Posh Tone

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For those who like the color of Freckletone but would prefer a different texture, you might like this as an alternative.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mid-tonal warm brown frost.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, peachy undertones and a very slight shimmer. MAC may call it a frost, but it reads as a barely-there frost (especially when compared to their Frost formula). OCC Marion is browner. CoverGirl Delish is a touch lighter. Guerlain Gracieuse is browner, less orange. Bobbi Brown Nectarine is a little bit warmer. Chanel Delicieuse is lighter.

It had opaque color coverage, and it is one of the “heavier” appearing shades compared to the others. The consistency was just a little thicker than the others, which is why I think it looks that way. I would not describe the way it feels on as heavy, though.  The consistency is somewhat creamy, and generally, comfortable to wear and doesn’t slide around on the lips. You will get lines if you press your lips together with this one, more so than the others. Glamour Era lasted for four hours on my lips, and it was lightly moisturizing while I wore it.

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Glamour Era

B+

This shade felt a bit different in texture/consistency compared to other shades, as it looked heavier and was thicker (but I would not go as far as to say it is heavy) on.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, March 1st, 2013

MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep warm red.” It’s a berry-red with a soft, luminous sheen. When I swatched it, I did not get strong warm tones, and it even looked a bit cool-toned to me; I would argue it is closer to neutral but may lean cooler/warmer depending on your skin tone and what it is paired with. MAC Lush Life is darker, less red, and more berry–I think that the two are similar enough that if you had one, you wouldn’t need the other unless you wore this shade a lot and could appreciate the nuances between the two. Guerlain Orgueil is richer and deeper. Sally Hansen Garnet is similar but a touch cooler-toned. MAC Hang Up is a bit darker.

It applied with mostly opaque color coverage, but there was still some translucency–you could see my lip freckle and that some of my natural lip color was present. If you have more pigmented lips, you’ll see more of an impact of your natural lip color coming through.  All Out Gorgeous wore for four and a half hours, and it was lightly hydrating while worn.  I noticed that towards the fourth hour, some of the product had gathered into the lip lines just a bit, but it was not too noticeable.  The consistency was creamy with some slip, and it applied evenly without tugging on the lip.

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All Out Gorgeous

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It had good color coverage, felt comfortable to wear, and was lightly moisturizing while worn. I do think it is more hydrating than other MAC lipsticks.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, March 1st, 2013

MAC Elegant Accent Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Elegant Accent Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Elegant Accent Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mid-tonal warm rose cream.” It’s a pinky-coral with a bit of rose and warm undertones. It has a soft, luminous finish that produces an all-over sheen. MAC Heart to Heart is slightly pinker and darker. Chanel Enjouee is darker. Burberry Primrose Hill Pink is glossier and more muted with less pink. MAC Watch Me Simmer is pinker and brighter. Chanel Genial is very similar. NARS Niagara is just a bit less bright.

It has full color coverage and applies smoothly, evenly, and easily–no tugging or pulling–because it has a creamy consistency that doesn’t feel thick or heavy on the lips.  I did see some lines appear if I pressed my lips together, and with how creamy the finish is on Elegant Accent, it was a bit more noticeable compared to some of the other shades. I don’t think it’s a deal-breaker, because I doubt most people looking at your lips would notice it, but it did make me fuss with it more while I wore it.  Elegant Accent lasted four and a half hours, which is nice wear, and it was lightly hydrating but the most hydrating from what I’ve tried so far within this formula.

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Elegant Accent

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This shade has a fair amount of similar shades, so it's really about what formula you prefer. It's a warmer, pink-coral (but emphasis is on the pink content) that has full color coverage and wears comfortably.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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